All of the Tools You Will Need to Assemble Your Metal Building Kit

Posted on November 3, 2016

One of the best things about building your new metal building from a pre-engineered kit is that it’s truly a do-it-yourself project. Really. No prior experience or advanced skill required. Never set foot on a construction jobsite before? Don’t worry about it.

Worldwide Steel Buildings designs steel structures a contractor would be proud of, but so easy to assemble that a weekend warrior can do the job (and we’ll admit — that’s the customer who might be a little bit more proud when all’s said and done).

Because our building systems are manufactured in-house to our exacting standards, and many of the building materials are pre-welded, there won’t be any unwelcome, frustrating surprises in store. 

In fact, the average DIYer will need only the power tools and hand tools already in their toolbox … plus these four extra tools (and some safety equipment, like hard hats, safety goggles and a first aid kit. Safety first, kids).

An extension ladder being used outdoors1. Extension Ladder

Consumer reports offers this handy buying guide for extension ladders. They recommend you:

  • Buy the right ladder for the job.
  • Choose the right height for your project.
  • Test it out. Take a moment and climb it. Three steps up and it should not bend, tilt or “walk.” 
  • Familiarize yourself with the mechanisms used to lock and adjust the ladder.

2. Tin SnipsA pair of tin snips being used to cut a sheet of metal

Quality tin snips can cut into metal as easily as scissors cut paper. The longer blades make it easy to cut straight leaving a smooth edge. If you don’t already have a pair, make sure you get tin snips designed for the gauge metal supplied in the garage kit.

3. Screw GunA woman using a screw gun

A screw gun takes a lot of time and effort to add the fasteners to your building. Screw guns are similar to power drills, but the nose holds onto screws and makes your job a lot easier.

A metal cutting blade in use with spark flying4. Metal Cutting Blade

These blades are made from specially hardened steel. Their precision design consistently delivers accurate cuts on even the most challenging materials, like steel. They are engineered to dampen noise and lessen vibration, making cutting sheet metal a dream.

Toolbox Basics

In case you are wondering, and we know you are, the following is what we expect the average DIYer to have in their toolbox:

  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Socket
  • Ratchet
  • Wrench
  • Level & Plumb Bob
  • Drill
  • Tri-Square
  • Shovel
  • Vice Grips

Don’t worry – if you’re missing any of the tools mentioned, you can find them at your local hardware store for a reasonable price.

These suggestions apply to all our pre-engineered metal building kits, by the way. Sure, airplane hangars and fleets of storage buildings may seem more complicated than carports or sheds, but the principles of the building construction are all the same. 

Worldwide Steel Buildings wants you to breeze right through the construction process, so we’ve put together DIY instructions that’ll walk you through it! You can find those here

Want to know more about the process, or get a free quote? Give us a call! One of our experts would be more than happy to talk you through the benefits of choosing Worldwide Steel (like the durability, the affordability, the industry-leading 50-year warranty …). Reach us at (800) 825-0316. 

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